Let me say right up front, I am not a hockey fan. Sitting in a cold arena, all bundled up, stamping my feet to keep them from freezing, while watching a bunch of guys so covered up with helmets and padding that you can't determine if they work out or not, while they chase a piece of hard plastic the size of a hamburger patty around on ice skates is not my idea of a good time. (I like my eye candy!)
Could I have been wrong about this sport? After watching this video of a portion of the Colorado Eagles and the Missouri River Kings game, I may have to rethink my position. The assistant coach, Greg Pankewicz, got upset with the officials when a scuffle broke out on the ice. ( A scuffle/fist fight in the middle of a hockey game? Surprise, Surprise!)
In an apparent attempt to emphatically express his disapproval, Pankewicz pulled a Chippendale's move and started stripping and tossing his clothes out onto the ice, beginning with his suit jacket, his shirt, his tie, his shoes, and ending with his t-shirt before being exiled to the locker room.
The person taking the video did not hold the camera very steady, so the film quality isn't great. At around 1 minute and 20 seconds into it, you see Pankewicz (about the fourth person from the aisle in the fron row) start his routine. Unfortunately there was protective glass between him and the spectators, so no one was able to tuck dollar bills in his pants.
As I said above, if this is what I've been missing at hockey games, I may need to think about becoming a fan. First, I need to start saving up my ones!
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video and photo credit: Yahoo Sports